UF College of Nursing’s Miriam Ezenwa, Ph.D., R.N., and Pamela Pieper, Ph.D., APRN, PPCNP-BC, TCRN, FAANP, are among 195 highly distinguished nurse leaders slated to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellows. The Class of 2018 will be honored at a ceremony to be held during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place November 1-3, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
“I am delighted to recognize this outstanding class of nurse leaders as Academy fellows,” said Academy President Karen Cox, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN. “Along with the rest of the fellowship, I look forward to celebrating their array of talents and impressive accomplishments at our policy conference, and then working with them to apply our collective knowledge to transforming health policy.”
The Academy fellows, with the addition of this newest class, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 29 countries.
The Academy is currently composed of more than 2,500 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers.
Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel composed of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all. New fellows will be eligible to use the FAAN credential after the induction ceremony takes place in November.